Stringed puppet depicting a man, possible an opera character, with a red beard and articulated eyes. The puppet is wearing a red robe decorated with embroidery forming dragon motifs. Suspended belt attached to the mid-section. Wooden feet, hands and head covered in plaster, decorated with polychrome pigment in a pattern, which could identify the character. Various strings attached to a wooden suspension bar.
Part of The Louise Tythacott Collection . The Louise Tythacott Collection was compiled as the result of intensive fieldwork over several years in South China and Hong Kong. Ms Tythacott is a Chinese-speaking anthropologist and a museum curator, and was Curator of Ethnography at Liverpool Museum, who was particularly fortunate in developing contacts during the course of her work. Ms Tythacott has also made collections for the Museum of Mankind.